Hi there!

I'm Patrick and I like to build things

Me in a nutshell

  • Domain

    Senior Product Manager

    Aug 2018 - Present

    I'm currently leading a product team for one of Canberra's most iconic brands: Allhomes. A part of the Domain Group, Allhomes is a property portal made just for the people living in Australia's bush capital (and the South Coast, because who doesn't love a weekend at the beach?).

  • Digital Transformation Agency

    Product Manager

    Jul 2017 - Aug 2018

    When I joined the DTA I took the plunge into the public sector. Among other things, I discovered everything that can be an acronym or an initialism, will be turned into one. No exceptions. In my time at the DTA, I led a product team which built an open source design system to help designers and developers across government build fast, accessible, mobile friendly websites. In addition to making it easier for users to interact with the government, we worked to build digital skills across government. A pretty cool mission if you ask me!

  • Predictable Revenue

    Software Developer

    May 2016 - June 2017

    While working as a software developer, I continued to be a champion for user-centered design as I helped deliver new features, chase down and squash pesky bugs, and sharpen my skills as a technical product manager.

  • Predictable Revenue

    Product Manager

    Jul 2015 - May 2016

    While leading Predictable Revenue's product team I worked closely with our executives, advisors, coaches, and development team to successfully launch the first version of our platform. As we grew, I led our early recruitment efforts, and, because there's no such thing as too much data, I learned how to work with SQL to help arm the team with the information we needed to make informed decisions.

  • Predictable Revenue

    Account Strategist

    Oct 2014 - Jul 2015

    I was fortunate enough to join Predictable Revenue as one of the first account strategists, eventually growing into a leadership role. I led and mentored a team of eight high-performing account strategists, worked closely with the product team to define the requirements for our MVP, and managed effective outbound lead generation campaigns for our clients

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    Servicios

    Product and Operations Manager

    Jun 2013 - Aug 2014

    Working at Servicios, a young, ambitious company with a solid leadership team, was a fantastic learning experience. As the first employee I wore many hats and was responsible for conducting customer development interviews, helping to launch our MVP to market, visiting early adopters for training and feedback, and developing the company's internal procedures.

  • Advenda (now Lizard Campaign)

    Product and National Account Manager

    Nov 2012 - Jun 2013

    In additon to taking on more clients following my promotion, I was excited to take a more hands-on role with our products. I worked closely with our development team tracking down bugs, acceptance testing new features, and preparing feature requests. I was also fortunate enough to lead product demonstrations to potential clients and franchise owners, as well as give presentations at industry conferences.

  • Advenda (now Lizard Campaign)

    Account Manager

    Jun 2011 - Nov 2012

    Advenda gave me an opportunity to follow my passion for working with technology and for that I will be forever grateful. I was brought on to oversee the onboarding of a large new client but I quickly took on more responsibilities as I gained more expertise in their products and how to best support their customers.

  • McCormack Reynolds (now Oreon Partners)

    Accountant / Systems Administrator

    Oct 2008 - Jun 2011

    You might be thinking that "Accountant / Systems Administrator" is a terribly unlikely combination, but I jumped at the chance to contribute outside my normal role as the company grew. I learned a great deal about the Australian tax system as well as what it takes to run a successful business. In my spare time, I served as a mentor and tutor to students studying Commerce at the University of Adelaide.

  • Adelaide CBD

    University of Adelaide

    Education Abroad Program

    Feb - Jul 2007

    One semester was all it took for me to fall in love with the sleepy South Australian metropolis of Adelaide. Between the hills to the east beckoning me to challenge them with my bike and the superlative wine regions in almost every direction it's not hard to understand why I moved to Adelaide after finishing my degree at Santa Barbara.

  • University of California Santa Barbara

    University of California, Santa Barbara

    BA Business Economics

    Sept 2004 - Jun 2008

    By the time I graduated from Santa Barbara, I was a completely different person than I was 4 years prior. The work ethic I developed from my studies and regular part time jobs continue to serve me well, but you can only learn so much in the classroom. My love for travel and adventure took hold and started me on a journey around the world.

Some products I've worked on

Some things I've said

A summary of the recent talks and presentations I've given.


10 Rules for a Successful Product

Delivering a successful product is easy: mix two parts empathy with one part innovation, shake well and garnish with the JavaScript framework of your choice. Job's done! Or so you thought. You probably need someone to design your product. And someone to bring those designs to life. Working with designers and developers doesn't need to be the nightmare you're imagining. At Code Heart Design 2018 in Sydney, I shared my experience as a product manager, which I conveniently distilled into 10 rules for delivering a successful product.

Baking in Accessibility

Spoke at the A11y Bytes Canberra meetup for Global Accessibility Awareness Day in May 2018. To borrow a quote from Cordelia McGee-Tubb, “Accessibility is like a blueberry muffin, you can’t push the berries in there afterward”. I talked about how the Australian Government Design System has accessibility baked into all its components to make it easy for developers and designers to create services for everyone in Australia.

Launch of the Australian Government Design System

Introduced the Australian Government Design System with the DTA’s CEO at a public launch in April 2018. In addition to showing off our shiny new documentation site, I talked about how design systems can help the government build fast, accessible, mobile friendly websites that better meet user needs.

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